Villa Blanca to MonteVerde Cloud Forest Lodge

Google said our drive today would take a bit over three hours but that was grossly wrong. I mentioned yesterday that there are lots of land slides and road problems because of the massive amount of wind and rain that Costa Rica got from Huricame Nate. We really experienced that today.

Twice we had to backtrack and take massive detours because of road closures. And there were no signs saying that the road was closed thirty miles ahead. Once after following a road for about thirty miles and passing some horrible flood damage we came to a bridge that had been washed away. Although the storm was less than a week ago they had almost completed a new pedestrian suspension bridge across the river. We of course had to turn around and backtrack.

There were also multiple times we had to stop and wait while road crews worked on clearing slides and then would let a few cars through. In all the drive took us eight hours and the last several miles were on muddy dirt roads. We arrived in the dark.

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

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